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Trump announces 5G plans Analyses & Assessments

Trump announces 5G plans

The United States releases plans for an auction of radio spectrums to support its 5G ambitions amounting to US$20.4 billion. 5G (from "5th Generation...

Microsoft working with the Chinese military? Analyses & Assessments

Microsoft working with the Chinese military?

Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-run university on artificial intelligence research that could be used for surveillance and...

Canada mulls social media regulations Analyses & Assessments

Canada mulls social media regulations

Canada, perceiving foreign interference in its October general elections, floats the idea of government regulations. Social media companies must be...

 Social media bosses to be accountable: UK Analyses & Assessments

Social media bosses to be accountable: UK

The British government recently said that it will explore making social media executives personally liable for harmful content published on their...

Google disbands AI advisory panel Analyses & Assessments

Google disbands AI advisory panel

Concerns over the presence of the defence industry and conservative voices on an AI ethics board results in Google disbanding the panel. Artificial...

South Korea rolls out 5G service Analyses & Assessments

South Korea rolls out 5G service

South Korea will become the first country to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services on 5th April 2019 as it rolls out the latest wireless...

Facebook struggles to secure its data Analyses & Assessments

Facebook struggles to secure its data

Facebook faces another data breach, highlighted by the work of another cyber security firm who are increasingly protecting public privacy and...

New technology to fight mosquitoes Analyses & Assessments

New technology to fight mosquitoes

Researchers, using CRISPR/Cas9, seek to genetically modify mosquitoes to dampen the spread of arboviruses in human populations. Mosquitoes are a...

Facebook introduces hate-speech policing Analyses & Assessments

Facebook introduces hate-speech policing

Facebook will institute methods and regulations to tackle white supremacist thought in the upcoming weeks, although more needs to be done to fully...

DNA testing poses privacy risks Analyses & Assessments

DNA testing poses privacy risks

DNA testing services purchased online has gained significant popularity amongst consumers, despite its shortcomings. However, it is vital to...

Cyber attacks on the rise Analyses & Assessments

Cyber attacks on the rise

Cyber attacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than...

Facebook’s woes continue Analyses & Assessments

Facebook’s woes continue

Facebook faces another security breach. Although the issue is internal, the issue is liable to damage Facebook’s already tarnished public reputation...

Global Internet Outage Analyses & Assessments

Global Internet Outage

Facebook, its family of apps and Google services have been affected by global outage triggering disruption to the online business. Outage duration is...

Berners-Lee urges data controls Analyses & Assessments

Berners-Lee urges data controls

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to...

Big tech to break up : Elisabeth Warren Analyses & Assessments

Big tech to break up : Elisabeth Warren

A prominent Democrat senator, Elizabeth Warren has promised that she would break up the country’s biggest technology companies if she is elected...

App to monitor freshwater ecosystem Analyses & Assessments

App to monitor freshwater ecosystem

Google, UN Environment & European Commission’s Joint Research Centre have unveiled a web-based platform to monitor global freshwater ecosystem....

Zuckerberg changes Facebook? Analyses & Assessments

Zuckerberg changes Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg has pinned the future of Facebook on a shift from its historic mission to make the world more “open and connected”, saying that “...

Mozilla fears DarkMatter misuse Analyses & Assessments

Mozilla fears DarkMatter misuse

Mozilla is considering the blocking of cybersecurity company DarkMatter over allegations of a cyber-espionage program. Mozilla is a free software...

One Web in midst of new space race Analyses & Assessments

One Web in midst of new space race

A rocket provided by Arianespace SA lifted off and thrust six satellites made by OneWeb Systems Inc. into orbit. The launch took place at Kourou, on...

Flying car - a reality? Analyses & Assessments

Flying car - a reality?

The Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof of Malaysia is set to unveil the prototype of its first flying car prototype to the...